ROBERT GENDLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROBERT GENDLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Composite image of the Omega Nebula (M17, NGC 6618) in the constellation of Sagittarius. M17 is a HII region - a cloud of interstellar dust and gas, mainly hydrogen, which is ionised and lit up by young, hot stars situated in the brightest region of the nebula. Image data from 8.2 Meter Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) and the Hubble Space Telescope.
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